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Cinnamon Sugar Butter

by TT May 26th, 2014| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
cinnamon sugar butterOne of the most comforting foods from my childhood is quite simple- toast with cinnamon and sugar.  I can remember my mom making this for me as a breakfast or snack.  The warm crunchy bread topped with melted butter and spicy sweetness was so delightful to eat.  However, there was one issue with this toast.  If you didn't get the ratio of butter to cinnamon and sugar correct, you ended up with cinnamon sugar all over your plate or lap and not in your mouth.  Can you say, "Sad 5 year old"?

Cinnamon sugar toast is something that I have
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Bacon Pancakes

by TT May 19th, 2014| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
bacon pancakesObvious statement of the day- bacon is a popular food.  It seems that any restaurant that wants to improve their menu needs only to add bacon to a couple dishes.  Or simply make a dish that revolves around bacon.

Most of my family adores bacon.  If bacon is part of a breakfast menu, even teens are certain to get out of bed earlier and with a smile.  There's something about its combination of salt and fat that makes this meat nearly addictive for many.

Today's breakfast creation comes courtesy of my 16 year old daughter.  As part of a food class,
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Maine Blueberry and Fresh Lemon Zest Scones

by BnB Finder May 13th, 2014| Best BnB Bites, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
Maine Blueberry Lemon Zest SconesThese are the best of both worlds -- a down-home taste with a touch of lemon for zing, made from scratch but without a lot of fuss, a little like blueberry muffins without the messy batter. You just mix up the scone dough, press it into two circles, cut them into wedges, and bake. These scones are great not only for breakfast, but as dessert or a light snack. The recipe comes from Harbour Towne Inn On The Waterfront in Boothbay, Maine, where you can enjoy quiet time on a deck overlooking the harbor, exploring the downtown,
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Leftover Hash

by TT May 12th, 2014| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
leftover hashHash is a perfect weekend breakfast dish, at least to my mind.  After a week of dinners, there tends to be an assortment of leftovers in the refrigerator.  Take a leftover meat, add a leftover carb, toss in some seasonings, and you have a tasty dish to serve with eggs.

At our house the hash combinations can be quite varied.  I've seen my husband use leftover sourdough bread and diced meatballs to make a hash.  We've used turkey, apple chunks, and sweet potato.  Depending on your palate and creativity, you can make a combination of almost anything.

This past weekend, we
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Bagel French Toast

by TT May 5th, 2014| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
bagel french toastSometimes buying a new or different food item doesn't go as well as planned.  For example, my husband bought banana bread bagels.  We all like banana bread, and he and the kids eat bagels occasionally for breakfast.  However, after a week of them being in the refrigerator, there was only one missing from the package.  Why did so many bagels remain?

First, my husband enjoyed the one bagel he had but apparently seemed to forget about them. Second, for whatever reason, our teens decided that although they like banana bread and bagels, they preferred them separate, thank you very much. 
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From Scratch Monkey Bread

by TT December 2nd, 2013| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
monkey breadI remember the first time that I tried monkey bread.  I asked for the recipe and was told that I probably didn't want to know.  Being a person who enjoys baking, I asked again and was told, "A couple cans of biscuits, a whole stick of butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a lot of sugar."  That didn't stop me from making the recipe at home; a little indulgence doesn't hurt every once in a while.

I haven't made monkey bread in close to a decade.  I get more frequent requests for bagels, cinnamon rolls, and scones.  Nearing the end
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Pumpkin Scones

by TT November 18th, 2013| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
pumpkin_sconeI've been baking scones for at least a decade.  Over this time I have experimented with different ingredients.  I've made chocolate chip, cinnamon chip, blueberry white chocolate, maple oatmeal, even savory ham and cheese scones.  However, I never have thought to incorporate one of my favorite ingredients, pumpkin.  I don't know why this is, seeing that once summer ends we are inundated with ads for pumpkin everything.

Whatever the reason, last Sunday I finally made the decision to combine my favorite breakfast treat with one of my favorite ingredients.  I do like texture in my scones, so I knew
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Breakfast Corn Chowder with Poached Eggs

by BnB Finder October 8th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
BreakfastCornChowderHere's another dish most of us have never thought of as breakfast -- very different from Tropical Breakfast Sorbet, but just as inviting -- Breakfast Corn Chowder with Poached Eggs. It's like bacon, eggs, and hash browns with an extra touch of creamy warmth. This hearty dish is just the thing to set you up for a day of cross-country skiing or hiking in the Vermont woods that it comes from. The Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, VT, is the perfect place for a getaway from the phone, Internet, and TV (though the first
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Zucchini Bread Pancakes

by TT October 7th, 2013| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
zucchini_bread_pancakeIf we have a Sunday morning in which the teens are at home and there's no need to rush out the door, I enjoy making a hearty breakfast.  Quite often I will solicit a request from the teens or my husband, making the decision of what to make so much easier.  However, last Sunday I knew what I wanted to try- a new version of pancakes.

My good friend and I used to dine at a local restaurant that always had creative pancake recipes on the menu.  Unfortunately that restaurant went out of business, and I have yet to find
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Egg White Quiche

by TT September 9th, 2013| Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
egg_white_quicheAs the summer wound down, our family had a small handful of travels in store.  First, there was the trip to Saratoga with my husband. Then there was the long weekend trip with the kids to tour a college and goof off.  Finally, there was a last minute Labor Day weekend trip to Vermont.  During these trips, there were instances of indulgent dining: an afternoon cocktail and a delicious snack; the polo match picnic followed by ice cream cones; the multi-course gourmet dinner.  The list contains a few more, but the theme is apparent.

So, by the end of August,
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Cherry Almond Pancakes

by TT July 29th, 2013| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
cherry_almond_pancakesPancakes are a favorite breakfast dish in our house, both for the maker and the eaters.  As the maker, I like pancakes because they are quick to make, easy to clean up, and can be modified individually.  Even though they're a simple dish, it still gives me the warm-fuzzy feeling from making food for someone else.  The eaters like them because they can have chocolate chips as part of their breakfast.  (Note: Said eaters would be the children of the house.  The adults prefer fruits to chocolate.)

Last Sunday, I decided to make a batch of pancakes, but I wanted
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Fabulous French Toast

by TT May 13th, 2013| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
french toastYesterday I was treated to breakfast in bed by my kids.  This is a long-standing tradition, as they started making breakfast for me as soon as they were old enough work at the counter.  Although they now are high school students that love sleeping late, they still set their alarms on Mother's Day so that they can make me breakfast at a reasonable hour (i.e. 9:00 am).  This breakfast is all the present I need, regardless to what they serve.

Of course, their menu has changed over the years.  One of the most memorable years they made had a variety
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